Dr Basik is a surgical scientist at the Lady Davis Institute and an associate professor in the Departments of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University since 2003. He is the Head of the Cancer Genomics and Translational Research Laboratory and the Medical Director of the Inter-disciplinary Breast Cancer Team at the Segal cancer Center at the Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Basik’s laboratory is part of the FRQS Réseau de Cancer axe cancer du sein/ovaire, and as such actively participates in a province-wide breast tumor and plasma banking in breast cancer. His primary research interests are: the investigation of DNA changes in breast and colon cancer the study of mechanisms of resistance to different drugs used in breast and colon cancer, including chemotherapy and targeted therapies; the discovery and validation of tissue and plasma biomarkers predictive of response to treatment. Dr.Basik and his team are working in translational-cancer research, which aims at bridging basic and clinical research for the benefit of cancer patients. The strength of his laboratory is his easy access to clinical patient samples and use of cutting-edge technologies. 
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